faster opening Cygwin from Explorer window

Marco Atzeri
Fri Mar 18 15:01:00 GMT 2016

On 18/03/2016 15:43, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> I frequently ping-pong back and forth between working in the Windows
> and Cygwin environments, needing to keep both Explorer windows and
> Cygwin PWD focused on the same folder/directory. (I use mintty in
> Cygwin.)
> To open an Explorer window to my Cygwin PWD, I can simply type "cygstart .".
> The reverse is a clumsy bit of typing and mousing: From Cygwin/bash, enter
> "cd " (but not Return), go to my Explorer window and drag the folder
> icon from the address bar into the mintty window and press return.
> I'm looking for a simpler method.
> My ideal scenario is to right-click in the Explorer window, select the
> new Cygwin option that I'd like to appear, and this would open a
> mintty/bash window with PWD set to that Windows folder.
> Long shot, I know, but if anyone has done this and is willing to share
> I'd love to hear about it. BTW, I'm using Windows 7 and am current
> on Cygwin 64-bit.
> --Ken Nellis

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  "Cygwin Prompt Here context menus"

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